Childcare Manual Handling Training Course

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Childcare Manual Handling Training Course

Next Course Dates:  Monthly

Course Duration: 4 Hours  

Times: TBC             

Venue: B2, Centre Point Business Park, Dublin 12 or at your premises.

Childcare Manual Handling Training Course as represented by childrens building blocksChildcare Manual Handling Training Course is designed for people working with children whether at home or in work. Most people carry out hundreds of daily movements including lifting, lowering, pulling, carrying or moving things throughout the day, this includes lifting of children. As a result of repeated lifting we strain the back due to poor habits carried out over many months or years. People unfortunately don’t think about their back until they are in pain, by then the damage is done.

With our Childcare Manual Handling Training Course, our aim is to give people knowledge and understanding of how to carry out manual handling and look after their back and to know when not to lift and when to ask for help instead. By the end of this course you will have the knowledge to carry out childcare manual handling without the risk of injury.

On completion of this Childcare Manual Handling Training Course participants will be able to:

  • Recognising a load which is too heavy or awkward
  • Understand the limitations of the spine and muscular system
  • Conduct a manual handling risk assessment
  • Lift and handle loads safely
  • Dangers of careless and unskilled methods
  • Manual handling legislation
  • Anatomy of the spine and muscular system
  • How the body is harmed through incorrect manual handling techniques
  • Importance of physical fitness
  • How to handle loads safely
  • Movement in nappy changing
  • Working on the floor
  • Working at low levels
  • Bath/bed transfer
  • Aiding seat transfer
  • Lifting a child
  • Side to side transfer of child
  • Walking a child

Guardian Safety Trainers:

Guardian Safety is a FETAC registered training provider and all instructors are fully qualified childcare manual handling trainers and also people/patient handling instructors, having achieved Level 6 in the National Framework of Qualifications.

Maximum Participants per Course:  12

Who Should Attend This Childcare Manual Handling Training Course:

Any-one whose work includes Manual Handling activities i.e. the handling of children that includes lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving of children or loads, where those activities are likely to lead to back injury.

Childcare Manual Handling Training Course Assessment:

Theory test, followed by a practical assessment of safe manual handling lifting.

Refresher Training & Certification Validity Period:

Refresher training is recommended at intervals not greater than 3 years.

Additional Information:

DVD and laptop/projector presentation are used. Notes on safe Childcare Manual Handling are provided for each participant.

Childcare Manual Handling Training Attendance Certification:

Guardian Safety Manual Handling Training Attendance Certificate for each attendee.

Special Instructions For This Course:

We can cater for a range of special needs and supports if required. By taking part in our course you will receive a very comprehensive manual, which is an excellent form of reference for people after they complete the course with us.

Any special needs/requirements should be identified at time of booking.

How to book:


Phone                   01-4243013 or 085-7177021

Book on line          Childcare Manual Handling

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Guardian Safety’s course gave me a really valuable understanding of childcare. I would have no hesitation to recommend the course to others.

Helen Casey

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